The Philadephia Eagles are 3-3 through their first six games, and what most of us thought was going to happen, has happened. In terms of fantasy football, the Eagles offense has been a dream. No matter who the quarterback is, he is a must start. LeSean McCoy is the leading rusher in the NFL by 99 yards, and has over 870 yards of total offense. DeSean Jackson is the second leading pass-catcher in the NFL behind Jimmy Graham, and even Riley Cooper had a good game last week. Chances are if you own an Eagle, he is starting for your fantasy teams.
The defensive outlook remains the same, it is wise to not own the Eagles defense as a whole, but some players are interesting plays. Earl Wolff is worth an add in IDP dynasty leagues, and DeMeco Ryans is racking up tackles in the middle.
This week, the Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys in what should be a shootout in Philadelphia. Both teams will have multiple must starts, but also some sleepers. All signs point to Nick Foles being the starter again, and if you still don’t believe in him, here are some statistics. Foles has played eight quarters this season, or the equivalence of two games. In these two games, Foles has 542 yards and seven total touchdowns. Foles has turned the ball over ZERO times while completing 67% of his passes. This is an average of 271 yards and 3.5 touchdowns per game. In standard leagues, that would put Foles at 24 fantasy points per game. The only player in front of him is Peyton Manning at 28 points per game. Get Nick Foles into your starting fantasy lineups.
Here are the fantasy matchups for the Eagles vs. Cowboys game, the number next to the ranking indicates the projected rank for this week. A QB1 is expected to be in the upper echelon of scoring quarterbacks, and should be the best QB on your roster for the given week. A RB2 is the second best RB on your roster. A WR3 is the third best, etc. Anyone with a 3 in their rank are good plays at the flex position.
Nick Foles – QB1
Tony Romo – QB1
Look for Foles and Romo to each have good days for fantasy football this week as both offenses are among the best in football. Romo should have a huge day and owners will be happy about that.
LeSean McCoy – RB1
Joseph Randle – RB3
With Demarco Murray likely out, rookie Joseph Randle will step in. He is not a suggested start right away because no one knows how the Cowboys will use their running backs. LeSean McCoy is a must start every single week.
DeSean Jackson – WR1
Dez Bryant – WR1
Both Jackson and Bryant are among the league’s best in terms of fantasy, and neither should be sat for any reason.
Riley Cooper – WR4
Terrence Williams – WR3
Cooper has had one good game, so don’t rush to the waiver wire, Terrence Williams seems to have taken the reins from Miles Austin as Romo’s second WR target, and should be a good play in the FLEX this week.
Brent Celek – TE2
Jason Witten – TE1
If Brent Celek doesn’t catch a touchdown, he is relatively worthless in fantasy, so only use him if you have to. Witten continues to be one of the most consistent plays in fantasy football, and should never be benched.
Alex Henery – K1
Dan Bailey – K1
In a high scoring game, kickers are the beneficiaries. Look for Henery and Baily to have at least 3 extra points and multiple field goal attempts.
Eagles Defense/Special Teams – DST2
Cowboys Defense/Special Teams – DST2
As aforementioned, it is not wise to start the Eagles defense, and with the amount of points the Eagles can score, it is not suggested to start Dallas’ defense either.